Goal Reached, 3 days to go...

Thanks to you, we've got the funding we need to expand our little British business all over the world.

We hit our Seedrs hit its funding goal on Monday and has been charging through over-funding ever since. We’re currently at over 90 thousand pounds, which is 20 thousand pounds more than our goal.

We've now got 99 investors. The question is, will you be number 100?

What we said (more or less...)

 

Matt: Hello, I’m Matt.

 

Tony: And I’m Tony. We’re the founders of Thomas Clipper, a fantastic British business dedicated to giving chaps a better morning.

 

Matt: This is Coming Clean, the podcast where we throw our business on the operating table and open it up for the world to see what’s going on inside.

 

Tony: Today we’ll be talking about three exciting things. First off, some big news on our Seedrs crowdfunding campaign.

 

Matt: Second, some exciting news from across the pond.

 

Tony: And third, it’s the campaign is nearly over, so we’ve got a final little plug for ThomasClipper.com/invest.

 

Matt: We certainly do. But first off, and most important to the future of Thomas Clipper: our Seedrs hit its funding goal on Monday and has been charging through over-funding ever since. We’re currently at over 90 thousand pounds, which is 20 thousand pounds more than our goal.

 

We’ve decided to allow limited over-funding, which means we’re giving away a little more of our business than we’d planned. But we’re happy to do so for the investment that we need to grow, and because it means that more of our customers can get their hands on a bit of the business.

 

Tony: And Matt’s right when he says ‘customers’ because we’re delighted to say that our community has been huge in supporting us. A very significant portion of the funding we've had to date has been from previous Kickstarter backers or customers. We recognise your names! So thank you for all your support. It’s brilliant to see people investing in us who are familiar with what we’re all about, and who might be using our products every day.

 

Matt: So that’s all very exciting, but to add to it we’ve just had our first shop take an order of TC gear from the other side of the pond. We’re now stocked in London, and Fortnum & Mason and New York at J Press.

 

Tony: We’d like to say this was all down to our winning smiles and sales patter. But the fact that the dollar is trading so well against the pound right now means that our products are more competitive than ever in the US markets. We think this bodes really well for our future growth, because as you know a high proportion of our labour and raw materials come from the UK.

 

Matt: So some great news for TC. We’re in New York. We’re past our goal on Seedrs. And Tony and I have found something about Brexit to cheer us up.

 

Tony: Every cloud…

 

Matt: So finally, the campaign is nearly over. But don’t worry you can still invest.

 

Tony: That’s right. Just visit ThomasClipper.com/invest and click the link. But as Matt says, time is running out. Our campaign is ending at 12pm GMT on 31st October.

 

Matt: And that’s just a few days away. So if you’re thinking of jumping on board, now’s the time.

 

Tony: And if you’ve got thirty seconds, please do share the link on your Facebook and Twitter and local village hall’s notice board.

 

Matt: And thank you again to everyone who’s invested or shared the campaign with their friends so far. It’s been an amazing response from all of you, and it means that we’re set up to build something really rather exciting…

 

Tony: Indeed. And on that note, we’ve got an awful lot of work to do. So we’ll leave you with a very good news podcast.

 

Matt: We certainly will. Until next time, I’ve been Matt.

 

Tony: And I’ve been Tony. We’ve been Thomas Clipper, and this was Coming Clean.